Store Those Old Toys | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

If you have children, you know that the holidays can bring a lot of new toys, and while these bring your kids joy, they can bring you a lot of stress. No matter how many toys you put away or how many times you clean, sometimes it just seems that there are toys everywhere you look. Whether you’re kicking them to the side or tripping over them at night, they can be a real pain.

This holiday season, we invite you to store those old toys in order to make room for the new. Collect toys that your children no longer play with, and ask them to pick out some to donate. You can take these to a local non-profit organization. This can help to teach your kids a great lesson about charity and helping the community.

If there are toys that you’d like to keep to pass down as heirlooms one day, then you can box those up and bring them over to Stow and Go Storage. Make sure that you remove all batteries before storing these items. If you have fragile or antique items, then we suggest that you invest in a climate-controlled unit.

If there are toys that you think your kids would still like to play with, but they’re just taking up too much room, you can temporarily store them. Then, you can rotate the stored toys out with another set of toys. That way, the kids will get to keep enjoying their toys without taking up too much space in your home.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to hide this year’s toys from those peeking little eyes, then bring your toys to your storage unit until it’s time to put them out for Christmas.

For all of your storage needs, including toy storage, come by to see us at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC.

Tips for Storing Wine | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

If you like to collect wine, but you don’t have enough space, or an expensive personal wine cellar, in your home to keep it all, don’t worry, because you can store wine in one of our two storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. However, in order to make sure that your wine stays in pristine condition, there are a few storage precautions that you need to take:

  • The most important thing to remember is that wine can only be stored in a climate-controlled unit. Never, ever store your wine in a non-climate controlled storage unit.
  • It’s best to store your wine using a wine rack that allows the wine to rest horizontally. Wine racks come in a number of shapes and sizes, so take some measurements in your storage unit beforehand to find a wine rack that fits the space.
  • If you can’t use a wine rack for whatever reason, use a padded box to store the wine horizontally.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to light in your storage unit. Whenever you leave your unit, be sure to turn off all of the lights.
  • When transporting wine to and from storage, be sure to use plenty of padding to avoid breaking any bottles. Don’t overfill boxes with too many bottles of wine either.

For all of your storage needs in the Greenville, NC area, including wine storage, come to see us at Stow and Go Storage.

Holiday Decorations and Gifts | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

Our mini-storage units are a great place to store seasonal decorations, such as Christmas trees and holiday wreaths, that can take up quite a bit of space in your home otherwise. As the seasons change, you can switch out one set of decorations for another, keeping your home free of clutter and also beautifully decorated. 

When storing holiday decorations, it’s a good idea to use clear plastic containers so that you can easily see what’s where. It’s also a good idea to store alike decorations with one another; for example, all of your Halloween decorations in one corner, and all of your Christmas decorations in another. This will make the packing and unpacking process a lot easier for you.

When you get your Christmas tree out of storage, it’s a good idea to bring along a portable vacuum or a duster to get your tree a quick onceover to remove any dust or cobwebs that may have accumulated since last year. 

Aside from holiday decorations, your mini-storage unit is also a great place to hide away your Christmas gifts, especially if you live with nosey present peekers who are always on the hunt for those hidden gifts. If you do decide to store your holiday gifts in your mini-storage unit, be sure not to store anything that is glass or that contains batteries, unless you have a climate-controlled storage unit.

For all of your holiday storage needs, be sure to come and see us at Stow and go Storage in Greenville, NC. 

Preventing Spider Webs and Other Spookies | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

I don’t think anyone in the existence of being has ever said: “Man, I really love walking face first into a spider web.” Even if you’re not afraid of spiders, there’s definitely something unpleasant about coming upon a spider web unexpectedly, much less the actual spider. So, how do you keep spiders, their webs, and other spooky little creatures out of your mini-storage unit? Here are some pest prevention tips to help keep your mini-storage unit as un-spooky as possible:

  • NEVER, ever store any perishable items in your unit.
  • Use airtight plastic containers rather than cardboard boxes, which rodents can easily chew through.
  • Before you move your items into your mini-storage unit, give it a good clean, and then revisit periodically to clean your unit.
  • If you store any furniture with upholstery or mattresses, then be sure to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap to prevent pests from nesting in them.
  • Raise your items off of the floor using pallets; this also helps prevent any water damage.
  • Place cedar blocks throughout your unit, especially in anything containing clothes, as this is a natural pest deterrent.
  • If you notice any signs of a pest population in your mini-storage unit, inform the office at Stow and Go immediately.

We want your mini-storage experience to be as pleasant and pest-free as possible. So, be sure to follow these tips.

For all of your mini-storage needs in the Greenville, NC and Winterville, NC areas, give us a call at Stow and Go Storage today.

Storage Boxes and Packaging | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

Now that you’ve decided to get a mini-storage unit, and you’ve picked out what size unit you’d like, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re actually going to be packing your items in. There are a number of options when it comes to storage boxes and packaging, and certain options are better than others, depending on what in particular you are trying to store. 

When it comes to boxes, your two main options are the traditional cardboard boxes and plastic storage totes/containers. Cardboard boxes are better suited for short-term use, like when you’re moving from one place to another. So, if you’re only planning on using your mini-storage unit for a few months, while you move or renovate your home, then cardboard boxes will be just fine. However, be sure not to overload your cardboard boxes with too many heavy things, as the boxes can bend and break during the move.

If you want to store something long term, then it’s a good idea to invest in plastic storage containers as they help to keep out moisture, mold, and insects. In addition, clear plastic containers help you to see what’s stored inside for easier access.

If you’re storing larger items that won’t fit into a box, like furniture or appliances, then you can cover them with old blankets, towels, and quilts in storage to keep them dust and scratch-free. It’s also a good idea to store them in the back of your mini-storage unit so that you don’t have to move them around every time you want to access something in storage.

For fragile items that you’re packing into boxes, you’ll want to cover them in newspaper, bubble wrap, or towels to protect them from breaking during the move and while they’re in storage.

For all of your mini-storage needs, be sure to give us a call at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC.

Use Our Online Tools | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

If you have any questions about storage, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer any questions that you may have. Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9 AM- 5:30 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM- 3 PM; we are closed on Sundays. If you have questions outside of our business hours, then you can always use our many helpful online tools, which you can easily access on our website.

Under our website’s Storage Help tab, we have a number of helpful resources, including blogs, such as these that cover a number of storage-related topics. This tab also includes a list of very useful storage tips as well as a number of storage frequently asked questions.

If you’re unsure about what size storage unit you need, then our website can help you out there too. With our space estimator tool, you can check off what you plan to store, and it will tell you what size storage unit you should get. Our size guide tool will give you measurement guidelines for each storage unit that we have available.

Under our Locations tab, you can see what storage units we have available at each of our two locations as well as the prices for the units. If you’re ready to pay your monthly bill, you can even do that online with just a few clicks. 

For all of your storage related questions, give us a call, visit our website, or stop by to see us at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC.

What CAN’T I Store? | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

While the list of things you CAN store is almost endless, there are a few things that you CANNOT store in your mini-storage unit. Among these items are liquids, flammable liquids, explosives, toxic materials and perishables.

Flammable liquids and explosives pose a serious fire threat to the mini-storage units. Non-climate controlled units can reach extreme temperatures, and this can cause explosives to detonate and flammable liquids to catch fire. Since storage units are made up of a number of small spaces packed with flammable objects, a fire could be detrimental to stored items.

Although you especially shouldn’t store flammable liquids, you really shouldn’t store any type of liquid at all. The extreme cold and hot temperatures that non-climate controlled units can reach can cause damage to any liquids in the storage unit. In addition, their containers can become compromised and leak liquid all over your storage unit, damaging a number of items in the process. The same goes for toxic materials that are stored; not only can they damage your stored items, they could also make you sick when entering the unit.

Perishables shouldn’t be stored for obvious reasons: they can quickly rot and turn bad. Not only will this make your storage unit smell terrible, it can also attract unwanted critters who will eat not only the perishables but a number of non-perishable items in your storage unit as well. 

For all of your mini-storage needs in the Greenville, NC area, give us a call or stop by to see us at Stow and Go Storage.

Keeping Your Unit Organized | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

While having a storage unit is a great way to keep your home organized and clutter-free, what about your unit itself? You don’t want to just throw everything in there with no plan or organization, because then you will end up with a big mess and no way to access the things you’ve stored when you need them. That’s why it’s important to keep your mini-storage unit organized and in order. Here are some storage organization tips to help you out:

  • Create a map or key to help you know where everything is in your unit. As you pack and store things, create a master list of everything you’ve stored and where you’ve put it.
  • Use clear storage containers so that you can easily see what’s inside.
  • Label each box clearly so you know what is where.
  • Place the larger, heavier items at the back so that you don’t have to move them everytime you need to access your storage unit.
  • If you stack boxes, place the larger and heavier boxes at the bottom of the pile. Also, don’t stack more than a few boxes together.
  • Store similar items together when packing them.
  • Leave a clear pathway within your storage unit so that you can access items throughout the space without having to move everything.

For all of your mini-storage needs in the Greenville, NC area, give us a call at Stow and Go Storage today.

Tips for Storing Toys | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

If you have kids or grandkids, then you know that they come with a lot of accessories. As they outgrow their toys, you might sell some of them at your next yard sale, but there might be some that you want to hold onto for sentimental value, so that you can pass them down to the next generation. If that’s the case, your mini-storage unit can be a great holding place for all of those childhood memories.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when storing toys is to remove any and all batteries, especially if you’re storing the toys in a non-climate controlled unit. The fluctuating temperatures, especially the heat, can cause the batteries to leak all over your toys, making them unusable. 

If a toy has a screen or any glass parts, then a non-climate controlled unit is not ideal. Store them in a climate-controlled unit or keep them in a temperature controlled area in your home instead.

If you want to store some of your childrens’ stuffed animals or childhood blankets, then you can take a few precautions to make sure they’re as good as new the next time that you need them. Before you place them into storage, you should first wash these items. Next, you’ll want to store them in something airtight so that unwanted critters won’t find their way. Either use a plastic storage container with a secure lid, or you can vacuum seal them in bags to both save space and keep them safe.

We know that you love your kids, but maybe not all of their stuff. If you want to store some of their toys for a little while, or a long time, then we can help out. Come to see us at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC today.

Advantages of Climate-Controlled Units | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

If you’re trying to decide between a non-climate-controlled unit and a climate-controlled one, then we’re here to share with you all of the advantages of a climate-controlled storage unit.

There are certain items that shouldn’t be stored in a non-climate controlled unit, because the extreme shifts in temperature can damage them. Think about a storage unit like a car sitting in the hot sun, when you get inside the car, it’s even hotter inside than it is outside. When it gets hot outside, the storage units can get just as hot or even hotter inside. The same can be said for cold weather. 

Some items like wooden furniture, appliances, electronics, vinyl records, musical instruments, and photographs can be especially affected by extreme shifts in temperature. So, if you plan to store such items, then it’s in your best interest to get a climate-controlled unit.

Aside from the items you store, a climate-controlled unit is also much more comfortable for you. Just imagine loading and unloading items from your storage unit in the sweltering heat of a July summer day. Before long, you’d be soaked in sweat and exhausted. However, with a climate-controlled unit, you can visit any time of day and any time of year without having to worry about the extreme heat and cold.

If you’re interested in getting a climate-controlled storage unit, then give us a call at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC.